Keep It Unreal Nye: Mr. Scruff + Mc Kwasi
Band on the Wall
Manchester’s favourite music producer is back for his annual New Year’s Eve party at Band on the Wall, headlining with MC Kwasi. There will be two rooms, each playing an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, electro, techno, new wave and more. This is the first new year since the venue’s refurbishment, so it’s sure to be a special one. Tickets are £28.25 including booking fee and can be purchased via the Band on the Wall website.
Broadway Boat Party
If you want to see in the New Year on the water, the Broadway Boat Party will be setting off from Salford Quays. There will be a DJ on board playing classic show tunes from hit musicals such as Hairspray, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and Saturday Night Fever. Tickets cost £35 per person and this includes a glass of prosecco, snacks and there will also be table service. More information can be found on the Manchester River Cruises website.
If the end of another year makes you feel nostalgic, Albert Hall a throwing a 90s-themed New Year’s Eve. There will be a mix of live acts and DJs playing all the greatest hits of the decade, including Alex Party, best known for her massive hit “Don’t Give Me Your Life” and Baby D will be performing “Let Me Be Your Fantasy” live. Tickets are £23 and can be found on Skiddle.
Warehouse Project is one of Manchester’s biggest party spots and New Year’s Eve is no exception. This year Radio 1 veteran Annie Mac is headlining alongside DJ EZ in the Depot main room, while Ben Hemsley and Low Steppa are headlining the Concourse area. It is sold out now, but you might still be able to get one on the waitlist.
New Year’s Eve in Cuba
Revolución de Cuba
If you’re looking for a fiesta this New Year’s Eve, Revolución de Cuba will have live bands, samba dancers, stilt walkers, drag queens and a load of confetti. Tickets start at around £30 and can be purchased via Skiddle
Deptford Northern Soul Club
Deptford Northern Soul Club, two 27 year-olds on a mission to bring back the Northern Soul culture, are taking over YES this New Year’s Eve. Expect all the disco and soul classics. Tickets start at £5.50 and can be purchased via Skiddle.
For the best view of the city as the fireworks go off at midnight, Cloud 23 in the Beetham Tower is hosting a New Year’s Eve party. The drinks package is £125 per person, and the Wine, Dine and Skyline package is £175 per person. If you want to guarantee a window seat for the best views, it’s £25 extra. More information can be found on the Cloud 23 website.